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TPCast Wireless Adapter For HTC Vive HMD

TPCast Wireless Adapter For HTC Vive HMD

The evaluation of the TPCAST wireless adapter for the HTC Vive HMD (Head-mounted Display) is a recent pursuit and is proving to be an effective upgrade to the tethered HTC Vive. The long cable that comes with the Vive can sometimes be a challenge to wrangle when the HMD is being used. At the same time, wireless alternatives have the potential of degraded tracking by the lighthouse system and an unstable image quality in the VR experience, but evaluation of this will investigate these hypotheses. The user wears the Vive HMD as usual, but rather than having the typical cable

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Virtual Rower – HTC Vive Tracker

Virtual Rower – HTC Vive Tracker

This initial test of the HTC Vive Tracker through Unity proved to be a quick and effective process with a lot of potential for bridging the VR environment with the real world. There’s no doubt it’s still in development, but I’m looking forward to finding more opportunities for viable applications to utilize the Vive Tracker. As an example of a great application that can be enhanced by the Vive Tracker, I am developing a virtual rower that attaches the HTC Vive Tracker to the handle of a Concept2 Indoor Rower. It uses the HTC Vive headset in conjunction with the

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Gravity Sketch

Gravity Sketch

Gravity Sketch uses the HTC Vive to create an environment for modeling geometry in virtual reality, which can then be integrated with Rhino for further editing and transformation.  At first, this reminded me of Google’s Tilt Brush, but the opportunity to edit and integrate with Rhino caught my attention.   I’ve had a chance to test out the Basic version (non commercial use, $24.99), which has quite a bit of functionality, though it would be great to have access to different export options and snapping to points, which are available in the Pro ($29.99/month) and Studio ($99.99/month) versions.  Overall, I

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